A DUNFERMLINE funeral arranger is preparing for an emotional trek for charity this weekend.

Beverley Nimmo is walking from her work at Scotmid Funerals in Bridge Street to their office in Broxburn for Alzheimer Scotland's Memory Walk.

She decided to complete the challenge after losing her dad, Douglas Nimmo, in July.

"My dad had Alzheimers and Dementia," she said. "The number of people you hear who are affected – it is like a ripple effect. I am trying to put it out there as much as I can to raise awareness.

"Looking after my dad with Alzheimers was heartbreaking. He was in hospital then he got discharged because COVID was coming into the hospital. Sadly, he only survived a few weeks after bringing him home."

The 15-mile route which Beverley – and daughter Megan – plan to take will be an emotional one.

"I will be walking over the Forth Road Bridge which will be tough on a personal note," she added. "My dad was in Thomas Brown's care and his last journey was coming over the bridge to Dunfermline crematorium. That is why I have chosen that route. It is relevant to us."

To help with Beverley's fundraising, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scotmid-memorywalk.